4 foods that aren't as high in protein as you might think


Foods high in protein are growing in popularity, but not everything you might presume is a rich source of the macronutrient

Protein is one of three macronutrients, alongside carbs and fats, that make up all our foods. 

Protien are necessary for overall health particularly active people with a fat loss or muscle building goal.

The worldwide market for protein food products is projected to grow to over $70 billion by 2025, up from $52 billion in 2020, according to a report by market data

It matters if they are high in energy and low in protein simply because they are no longer protein-dense, which is the point."

1. Nuts
Nuts are a nutritious food providing fiberwhich supports a healthy gut microbiome, as well as healthy fats.

2. Protein snacks
some "protein" nut bars contain around 250 calories and only offer around 10 grams of protein, Tomlinson said. For comparison, 100 grams of chicken breast contains around 110 calories and has around 25 grams of protein.

3. Protein bagels and bread

Bread products, from loaves to bagels, labeled as "high protein," often contain barely more than the "regular" versions,

 peanut butter provides healthy fats, energy, and some protein but just like whole nuts, it's nowhere near as protein-rich as many hope.

4. Peanut butter

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